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Bronze Oil Lamp with Open Flower Shaped Handle
Bronze Oil Lamp with Open Flower Shaped Handle

A bronze oil lamp with two openings, the opening at the front is large, so that a wick can be inserted; the other opening is smaller and served for filling the lamp with oil. The handle is in the shape of an open flower.

Lamp

Bronze Statue of an Animal
Bronze Statue of an Animal

Bronze statue of a donkey shown walking; the animal has two long ears and an unusually long tail. The form is somewhat primitive; as the maker did not pay much attention to the fine detail of the various parts.

Statue

Copper Candle Stand
Copper Candle Stand

This candle stand has a wide circular base that narrows towards the top and is decorated with an incised line. The base of the candlestick is ornamented with an inscribed line in Arabic that reads: "A gift to the church of Mar Mina the Wondrous at Fumm Al-Khaleeg."

Candlestick

Decorative Object Shaped like a Flowering Branch
Decorative Object Shaped like a Flowering Branch

A decorative piece made of bronze in the form of a flowering branch. One of the twigs ends in a flower with a circle above it. It is possible that it was a part of a candlestick or a decoration for a piece of furniture.

Candlestick

Earrings with Lotus Pendants
Earrings with Lotus Pendants

A pair of earrings that is very original in form. Each earring is composed of two parts, the part attached to the ear is circular. The second part of the earring is composed of four strings of beads attached to the electrum ring.

Earring

Hollow Statuette of the Goddess Aphrodite-Isis
Hollow Statuette of the Goddess Aphrodite-Isis

A hollow bronze statuette depicts a goddess, probably Aphrodite or Isis. The shy glance of the goddess agrees with the examples of the goddess Aphrodite in Syria. She rests her right hand on her abdomen; and wears a chiton with transparent sleeves. The artist marvelously created the transparent clothes that show the body. This statuette is evidence for the fusion of Egyptian elements with Greco-Roman elements.

Figurine

Jewelry in the Form of a Falcon
Jewelry in the Form of a Falcon

This small piece of jewelry, which is 7cm long, is falcon-shaped to represent the god Horus, son of Isis and Osiris.

Amulet

Lamp with a Round Body
Lamp with a Round Body

A lamp with a round body and a conical base that diminishes in size to the point at which it is attached to the body. The body is decorated with three ornamental shapes that are attached by means of rivets. The shapes are those of frogs, to each of which a chain is attached.

Lamp

Large Pot with a Lid
Large Pot with a Lid

A large pot with a lid; in the center of the lid there is a round piece that serves as a handle, and on which there is a scene of the crucifixion.

Vessel

Oil Lamp in the Form of a Cross
Oil Lamp in the Form of a Cross

A copper oil lamp that is supported on a round base, which is decorated with incised lines. The lamp has a handle in the form of a cross.

Lamp

Ornamental Piece of Bronze
Ornamental Piece of Bronze

An ornamental piece made of bronze was probably used as a door handle. It is adorned with a drawing of a deity that very much resembles Dionysus, the Greek god of wine and pleasure. Most ornamental pieces bear pictures or figures of deities or mythological characters that were found in the myths of ancient Greece.

Architectural Decoration

Pectoral with the Throne Name of Tutankhamun
Pectoral with the Throne Name of Tutankhamun

This pectoral, of King Tutankhamun, is decorated in a complex way: the central part, which represents the name of the king, consists, in the middle, of a large lapis lazuli scarab. The scarab is provided with the wings of a falcon. The outer edges of the pectoral are decorated with two cobras that appear to be too large in comparison to the ankh signs, and the eyes of Horus, which are depicted very tightly under the name of the king.

Pectoral or Collar

Pillar with Base Surmounted by the God Bes
Pillar with Base Surmounted by the God Bes

A bronze pillar with the god Bes on top. Bes was a dwarf deity who represented joy and happiness.

Slab

Ptolemaic Coin
Ptolemaic Coin

The coin we have here dates to the time of Ptolemy the First. On the obverse, there is the head of the king, while on the reverse; a man is shown on a chariot drawn by four elephants.

Coin

Sestolithorit
Sestolithorit

This sestolithorit, is made of metal and was used to distill water inside the bladder. It could be inserted in the urinary tract to split the stone within.

Surgical or Medical Implement

Silver Censer
Silver Censer

A silver censer, the chains of which are missing. The censer is supported on a round base and the body is divided into lobed units, which are decorated with floral designs. The rim of the censer is adorned with an inscription in Arabic that says, "An eternal endowment and an everlasting gift for the Church of the Archangel Michael of the East. May God compensate the efforts of his servant in the Kingdom of Heaven."

Censer

Standing Statuette of the Goddess Isis-Aphrodite
Standing Statuette of the Goddess Isis-Aphrodite

A bronze statuette of the goddess Isis-Aphrodite standing on a square base. The goddess is almost naked and is wearing sandals. The goddess stands on the base on her left foot; the other foot is bent backwards. This type of statuette illustrates the combination of Egyptian and Greek elements.

Statuette

Statuette of Attis
Statuette of Attis

A statuette of Attis wearing a helmet and a Greek tunic, which is open at the abdomen, has long sleeves and drops down to the feet to look like trousers. His right hand is raised and he is carrying an object that resembles a telescope.

Figurine

Statuette of the God Cupid
Statuette of the God Cupid

A bronze statuette of Cupid, the Roman god of love, called Eros by the Greeks, depicts the god as a child of seven years old with two wings. This statuette has lost a wing and part of one foot.

Statuette

Statuette of the Goddess Aphrodite with a Tree Trunk
Statuette of the Goddess Aphrodite with a Tree Trunk

A bronze statuette of the goddess Aphrodite; completely naked, as were all the statues of her that were carved by Greek sculptors. Her left hand rests on a tree trunk and her right hand is raised, with the latter she had apparently been carrying some object, most likely a lantern. The statuette and the tree trunk had been separated from the base, but have recently been put together.

Figurine

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